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So many important environmental goings-on are happening, in Denmark! Naturally, everyone in Congress is suddenly interested in climate change legislation now that a field trip to Europe is involved. (This is the entire raison d’etre behind Latin Club, in high school.) Watch now as legislators bitterly and publicly argue about who gets to go with Nancy Pelosi to Copenhagen. (This is the entire raison d’etre behind the Young Democrats, in high school.)

Republican congressman from California Darrell Issa, who hates climate change legislation, just truly despises the entire planet really, is of course the most outspoken aspirational field trip participant.

In an interview with The Hill, Issa, the top Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said, “Jim [Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wis.), ranking member of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming] announced that I was his choice, and he was told he could pick somebody; he picked me, and apparently that is off.”

Issa suggested that politics, not a lack of seats on the plane, is the reason why he is now not on the list.

“It’s really a question of whether they are excluding someone who has a different opinion than ‘Isn’t this wonderful?,’” Issa said, noting that there is still a possibility that he would be allowed on the trip. Around 20 House members are expected to be on the codel.

This is just going to get infinity times worse when it comes to deciding who shares hotel rooms. Chilling.

[The Hill]

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41 COMMENTS

  1. Who in their right mind would want to share a toilet with someone who believes that emissions just magically disappear, with no effect on the atmosphere?

  2. Okay, so the plane’s full. However, I hear there might be some room for Darryl (and this is my other brother Darryl) Issa on Mark Sanford’s next “fact finding” trip to Argentina for New Years.

  3. Sounds more like a sequel to “Snakes On A Plane”

    For once I would like to hear Nancy yell:
    “Enough is enough! I have had it with these motherfucking GOPer snakes on this motherfucking plane!”

  4. Your map shows Denmark to include a good part of southern Sweden, which may have been correct and one time, but Sweden actually pwned teh Danes for much of the past few centuries (before those same Danes got famous for teh pr0n).

  5. Issa, they don’t have a problem because you have a different opinion, it’s because your opinion is objectively wrong. You wouldn’t invite a member of the Flat Earth Society to a conference on space travel, would you?

  6. We need the crazies like Issa and Inhofe and such to stay at home — constantly reminding the voters that these people could be back in the majority.

  7. “This is the entire raison d’etre behind Latin Club, in high school.”

    For the girls, yes. For boys, however, the raison d’etre behind anything and everything in high school is to get laid.

  8. Well, it’s about time we realized that the only way to negotiate our position in international treaties is to fly all of Congress around the world to give their own two cents each time. I’m sure this is what the Founding Fathers wanted.

  9. [re=475432]Larry McAwful[/re]: Yeah, it’s there in a footnote to Art. II, Sec. 2, Cl. 2. “In the event that even one member of the House subscribes to some batshit theory, He shall tote the entire fucking Body around the world with him, and shall only conclude such treaty upon the unanimous consent of every Whack-job, Fuckwit, and Scoundrel holding elective office.”

    Always read the footnotes.

  10. [re=475439]uncletravelingmatt[/re]: It’s the fine print that always gets you. I think the only way around this is to ratify every piece of legislation and every single treaty and spending measure by a compulsory, nationwide vote. It’s only logical.

  11. [re=475431]uncletravelingmatt[/re]: Really. Reeks of ‘he picked me first & then he unpicked me. It’s not fair! [Folds arms & sticks out quivering bottom lip.]’

  12. [re=475400]JMP[/re]: exactly. It’s the fox news idea of fair and balanced. you don’t have to balance the scientifically literate with rabid idiots.

    Also, Fuck you Issa. I hope you get eaten by a drowning polar bear, somehow.

  13. The chaperones need to make sure they put duct tape on the outsides of the doors so that the congress critters can’t sneak out in the middle of the night and go trolling for diaper sex.

  14. Send a whole friggin Concorde on Republican congressbums to Copenhagen, for all I care, just as long as it’s right before they have to vote on something important, and then they are all too stoned and gay-sexually exhausted in Amsterdam to remember to make it back.

  15. [re=475432]Larry McAwful[/re]: It’s in the footnotes to Art I of the Constitution, which were recently dug up during the Big Dig in Boston.

    Okay, I’m lying.

  16. Since Darryl fucking “car alarm king” Issa pretty much single-handedly funded the recall of California’s Governor Davis and replacing him with his hero Ahnold, I’d say let him go, but not be allowed back on the plane. Fucking dick.

  17. Issa would have gotten to go if he hadn’t done such a terrible job in right field last time for Pelosi. You can’t be sucking your thumb when somebody hits a fly ball, Darryl!

  18. Newt Gingrich once shut down the government over something like this. He was all pissy because he couldn’t get a lift on Air Force One somewhere, or he had to sit in the back, or something. Pissy Republican fucks.

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